Watford Town Hall will turn purple tonight in support with the Black Lives Matter campaign.

The Town Hall will be lit purple tonight (June 5) at around 8.30pm, as buildings across England followed a similar trend to show solidary with the anti-racism protests around the world.

Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor and the new chairman Cllr Aga Dychton will watch over the event.

Earlier this week many other buildings across England were lit purple.

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Islington Council of Islington Assembly Hall in London (Photo: Islington Council/PA Wire)

Tomorrow (June 6), peaceful protests will be held in Watford town centre to show solidarity for the movement against racial injustice and police brutality.

A walk will take place starting from McDonald’s in High Street, Watford at 1pm, to Cassiobury Park, where people will be able to show their support and speak on the global racial issues.

A separate peaceful demonstration will take place outside Five Guys at 2pm.

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The movement is against racial injustice and police brutality. Protests have taken place across the US and around the world after a black man, George Floyd, died in police custody in the US city of Minneapolis.

Four police officers have been charged over his killing, which took place after one officer pressed his knee to his neck for almost nine minutes.

But the protests are also fighting against hundreds of years of injustice, police brutality and microagressions.

This includes support for Belly Mujinga, who died with Covid-19 soon after she was spat at by a man claiming to have coronavirus.

The British Transport Police concluded that her death was not linked to the incident, but the case is now being reviewed after millions signed a petition against the conclusion.

Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: "I was horrified to see the shocking murder of George Floyd and I know that this, and events like it, have caused pain to so many people.

"It's important we always stand up and challenge every form of discrimination, racism and injustice.

"I'm proud to be mayor of a diverse town, where people from many different backgrounds care for one another and share in each other’s successes and struggles. This is a source of strength for our town.

"There are still many injustices to overcome. It is deeply worrying that people from certain backgrounds have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19.

"Sadly, we are still seeing many coronavirus infections and deaths in this country. It’s vital that we all stay as safe as possible and maintain social distancing to stop the spread of this virus.

"I would like to thank our local police for the work they have been doing to keep us all safe, particularly during the difficulties of the last few months."

Hertfordshire Constabulary will also be monitoring the events.